Russian Defense Ministry: Al-Nusra uses MANPAD systems to attack warplanes

Moscow, SANA- Russian Defense Ministry said that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization in Syria has obtained Man-Portable Air Defense (MANPAD) systems and is using them to target warplanes.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said that it’s working to investigate channels of delivery of MANPAD systems to al-Nusra in Syria and determine the type of these systems accurately.

The Ministry expressed concern over al-Nusra gaining MANPAD systems that may be used not only in Syria and not only against warplanes.


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